Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geek…

A year on….

September 15th 2014. No that’s not a typo and I haven’t entered a time warp, that was the date of my first post on this blog. A year on, where are we? For a start I’m glad I’m keeping this going. True I haven’t been as regular in my writing as I hoped and it’s gone through some design changes, not all positive but got to something I like in the end. I still haven’t really settled on any kind of theme, other than I write about things I’ve done that I think might interest people and anything I just feel the need to comment on. Most importantly though I like doing it when I can think of something to write and as I said at the start, it’s mostly been for me. A few more readers wouldn’t go amiss though lol. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 15th September 2015 / Thoughts, Updates / 0 Comments

Rediscovery – When the button clicks

Ever watched a TV show or movie and just thought, “that did nothing for me” or bought an album, listened to it and just thought “meh, don’t get it”.

Then have you picked that album up and listened to it again, watched the TV show or movie and for some reason it “clicked”, made sense, you “got it”?

This has happened to me and I’ve often wondered why. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 2nd September 2015 / Music, Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

The show must go on

Or must it? The other day it was announced that the NBC show Hannibal had been cancelled just as it’s started a third season. Not a show I watch but I know people who do and hold it in extremely high regard. There’s been a massive outcry on social media about this and having been on the end of the same news for shows I’ve watched it got me thinking about the reasons and whether shows are given a fair chance to find an audience, especially if the broadcaster doesn’t market it very well. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 25th June 2015 / Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

What price is too high?

How much would you be prepared to pay to see your favourite band or singer? Would you buy a ticket just to resell it for an exorbitant price? Have you paid vastly inflated prices for a ticket just so you don’t miss out?

It’s a topic that has been argued time and again but once more has reared it’s head. This week came the surprise announcement that David Gilmour was going to do a short tour. He is my favourite guitarist from one of my favourite bands (Pink Floyd if you didn’t know) and I didn’t expect to have the opportunity to see him again.

I was lucky enough to see his last solo tour in 2006 and knowing he’s not a big fan of touring anymore I expected that to be the last time. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 6th March 2015 / Concerts, Music, Thoughts / 1 Comment

Silver linings from Dark clouds

In about two weeks time it will be a year since I had my breakdown and was signed off work. I have no intention of marking this as some kind of anniversary as although it’s something I’ve learned from it’s definitely not something I want to dwell on and relive, hence why I’m writing now rather than in two weeks time.

Things have changed so much I feel ready to put the last year behind me and move positively forward, (more…)

rockstar6662 / 28th February 2015 / Thoughts / 0 Comments